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  • Derek Clouthier
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    Could prejudice be another factor in driver shortage?

    August 20, 2019 11:29AM by Derek Clouthier

    Underlying prejudices tend to be a subject no one particularly enjoys talking about, but it’s something that needs to be discussed, including within the trucking industry. That’s not to say trucking is full of bigots. In fact, the vast majority

  • Roger McKnight
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    Trump’s see-saw China policies rattle oil markets

    August 19, 2019 7:12AM by Roger McKnight

    Admonish the thought (out, damned spot!) that there is no political element in the day-to-day changes in the value of crude oil or its refined derivatives. To compensate, add the thought that I am convinced U.S. President Donald Trump and

  • James Menzies
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    Making driver appreciation a year-round event

    August 15, 2019 10:40AM by James Menzies

    National Trucking Week will be celebrated across Canada Sept. 1-7, but winning fleets – and even manufacturers – have come to the realization driver appreciation should be celebrated year-round. Don’t get me wrong, I applaud all fleets and suppliers that

  • Roger McKnight
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    The news story that just won’t go away…

    July 30, 2019 7:23AM by Roger McKnight

    There’s this one particular news story that just won’t go away, and it has a surprise ending — or is it just the beginning? I think, in the media world (a world within itself), this is called a teaser. An opening

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Third-party certification for ELDs a no-brainer, but comes with side-effects

    July 29, 2019 9:00AM by Derek Clouthier

    So, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are finally coming to Canada in 2021. A little bit behind our neighbors to the south, but perhaps a blessing in disguise. It will be two years this December since the U.S. ELD mandate was

  • Ray Haight
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    Tackling Driver Retention – Part 7: The circle of success

    July 26, 2019 11:02AM by Ray Haight

    Here we are at the end of this series. If you were to try and follow this process from beginning to end, I would suspect that the whole process would take six to 12 months. If done correctly, you should

  • Roger McKnight
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    Oil politics: It’s like arguing with the mirror

    July 19, 2019 8:33AM by Roger McKnight

    Water runs downhill and so does crude oil. Well, at least oil is running south of the border. This, despite the efforts of the foreign-funded E-Wacks, and our very own energy denier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ironically the owner of

  • James Menzies
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    A dead-end street to owning a fleet

    July 16, 2019 8:51AM by James Menzies

    The insurance industry’s crackdown on insurability, and its aversity to risk, is making it all but impossible for new ventures to flourish. But unfortunately, a widespread lack of awareness about the changing dynamics in the trucking insurance industry is snuffing

  • Roger McKnight
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    This investigation could be contagious

    July 8, 2019 10:47AM by Roger McKnight

    After reading this you may all think that you’ve contracted “Yogi Berra disease”, colloquially known as deja vu all over again syndrome. This is because in a recent report I ruminated on the elliptical thought processes going through the mind

  • Derek Clouthier
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    Editorial comment: Telling your story can help attract the next generation of workers

    July 8, 2019 9:30AM by Derek Clouthier

    I couldn’t agree more with B.C. Trucking Association president and CEO Dave Earle’s declaration that the trucking industry has to do a better job telling its good-news stories. Having worked in this industry for nearly four years, for several years

  • Ray Haight
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    Tackling Driver Turnover – Part 6: Professionals

    July 2, 2019 1:16PM by Ray Haight

    As I’m sure everyone is aware that this process cannot be successful by jumping around the different parts or dteps. Each section is designed to build on the last. So, we have done the groundwork, the platform, the safety focus,

  • Doug Marcello
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    Protect your record against ‘non-preventable’ accidents

    June 25, 2019 11:12AM by Doug Marcello

    The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration launched the Crash Preventability Demonstration Program in August 2017. It allows motor carriers or drivers involved in certain crash types to submit Requests for Data Review through FMCSA’s DataQs system. Originally intended to

  • James Menzies
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    Blank canvas trailers a missed marketing opportunity

    June 24, 2019 8:55AM by James Menzies

    A constant frustration of mine is the industry’s lack of imagination when it comes to taking advantage of the 53-ft. billboards most trucking companies are pulling. There are too many plain white trailers out there, and so many wasted opportunities

  • Doug Marcello
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    Keeping the ‘big, bad trucking company’ off the verdict slip

    June 12, 2019 8:40AM by Doug Marcello

    Demonizing the trucking company is a standard tactic of billboard advertisers who sue our industry. They seek to arouse the passion and prejudice against what they paint as the “big, bad trucking company.” One of the best ways to avoid

  • Roger McKnight
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    New USMCA deal favors U.S. with Canadian oil

    June 4, 2019 10:09AM by Roger McKnight

    Think before you speak and read it before you sign it. These will be my words of advice to the thundering herd of currently employed and pensioned politicians as they scamper back to their ridings waving their… “remember me?” signs!